Title: Six Years
Author: Stephanie Witter
Category/Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Jo Raven
Release Date: June 9th
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They hadn’t seen each other in six years.
She’d always had a crush on him.
He'd only ever seen her like a little sister.
And now...he’s back.
My home life was still a mess, my personal life was nothing to boast about and when I see how successful he is, how everything he’d always wanted came true, I couldn't help but feel lacking in a lot of ways. But he’s back and he needed me. I knew I was the only one who understood that part of his life, the only one he’s willing to share it with. My heart is still beating too hard and too fast for him and this time around, I was as much an adult as he was.
Having a six year age gap didn't mean shit.
Being back in Riverdale was harder than I thought. I’d turned my back on that life, but there had always been that one girl in my head. Little B. Now she’s nothing like the twelve year old girl I’d last seen. She’s a young woman, gorgeous and sexy. I couldn't stay away. There’s something drawing me to her and it goes beyond my need to reconnect with her, to have her back in my life and fill the hollow part of my chest. But I couldn't forget the little girl she had been; I shouldn’t forget the little girl she used to be.
Growing up with a junkie mother and nobody else, my neighbor, Brooklyn, had been my only happy place. I had taken care of her, and when I had left, I had to leave behind a huge part of me. I couldn't do it again. I needed her. Once again, she’s the only person I want in my life, but I wasn’t sure if it was for all the right reasons.
Were there too many obstacles in the way?
This story has more dynamic character than many other books I have read before. I did like the storyline more because of this. There is depth to the background of Nolan and Brooklyn that is a must to read to really understand why their relationship is so important. The book is not extremely long. However it took me more than a couple of days to read. Not because I was bored. Because I needed to read each flashback. They really have a strong relationship and it surprised me he never came back for her earlier.
I liked both of them. I get why Nolan was conflicted with his relationship with little B. Hard to see through the 12 year old you new before. The story is real. Not fluff. I was completely stressed at the end. But it would not be considered a great book if it does not inflict emotions within the readers.
I rate it a 4.4.
I really like this book. I am very glad that Stephanie Witter made this book realistic. I love that she did not make everything easy for the characters. Brooklyn and Nolan both had messed up childhoods and found brother and sister love as neighbors. Nolan was very much a big brother to Brooklyn. He watched out for her and was showing a maturity with her that teenage guys rarely have. Brooklyn worshipped Nolan. Her feelings of course turned from worship to crush as she started into her pre-teen years. After Nolan left those feelings did not change for Brooklyn. She constantly held Nolan on a pedestal and no other guy was ever going to compare.
I love that when Nolan came back and Brooklyn was now 18 and an adult he had a lot of problems dealing with wanting her and still seeing her as a kid. He fought the feelings and felt like they were wrong. I am really happy that it was not an easy transition for him. Brooklyn was awesome. She was not a whiny I need someone to be happy and take care of me girl. She worked hard and took care of herself. As you see the stuff that both characters have to overcome you fall a little bit more in love with each of them.
I am giving this book 4.2 stars out of 5. I like the writing and the characters. Go check it out!!!
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About the author:
Stephanie Witter is a French dreamer. She started learning English at three, and fell in love with the language. Always with a book, or two close by, she started reading in English when she couldn’t wait any longer for Harry Potter to be translated in French. After a while, reading wasn’t enough. She started writing Young Adult and New Adult Contemporary novels and PATCH UP is her first New Adult Contemporary novel.